More than golf . . . African American Golf History is American History!
Help Build Awareness and Preserve the Legacy!
"African American Golf History Brain-Aerobics by Ramona M. Harriet. Includes two activity books - Book One, Variety of puzzles and BINGO; and Book Two, Academic-based activities.
A Must Read
"A Missing Link In History: The Journey of African Americans in Golf" by Ramona M. Harriet. Concluding Comments by Jim Dent, former PGA Tour Member and Champions Tour Member. Extraordinary epochs of courage and accomplishments from the 1800s - 2012.
"Just Let Me Play": The Story of Charlie Sifford The First Black PGA Golfer by Charlie Sifford with James Gullo
Since 1986, Gladys M. Lee has coached and mentored boys and girls who have later become outstanding leaders in our communities.
Multi-media exhibit, "Epochs of Courage", chronicles the journey of African Americans in golf beginning in the 1800s.
Huntsville, AL. - 1956
Municipal ordinance passed giving Negroes restricted access to the municipal golf course. One day was set aside for Negroes to play the municipal golf course.
Portsmouth, VA. - 1956
In Federal District Court, a temporary injunction was granted - giving Negroes unrestricted use of City Park Golf Course.
What institution owned, in the 1920s, a 9-hole golf course near an United States Air Force Base in Virginia? Name the golf course.
African American Golf History can be traced back to the1800s with landmark contributions such as John Shippen Jr., the first American-born professional golfer and the first African American professional golfer who received a money prize; and also Dr. George Grant, the first to receive a United States patent for a wooden golf tee invention.
After over a century of extraordinary accomplishments and events, this rich history is still not recognized as an integral part of golf or American history.
to help keep the legacy alive and spread the word about African American Golf History
It is our goal to build awareness, educate, and add more clarity and understanding to a history that has—so much value and significance, and deserves its rightful place in history.
Join our National Campaign! Share factual stories about the African American golf history heroes and heroines who broke barriers and helped pave the way for African Americans to play the game of golf professionally and also socially. Support African American golf instructors, golf courses, events, professional players, and businesses; and honor the great legends of this rich history.
History is rooted
in those who had
the will to take
that first step.